Weavers Overshot Challenge – 60 page Draft Solutions Book and digital draft file package.
Draft Solution book and Digital Weaving Files for the Weavers Overshot Challenge. (60 Pages)
Use this book to obtain instructions for preparing weaving looms for the Weavers Overshot Challenge, setups are included for beginner, intermediate and advanced weavers who are making use of table or floor looms that have either 4 or 8 shafts. All types of weavers can enjoy this project equally to learn about the Overshot structure and to weave many different pattern samples before designing a full project to weave on their own.
The Weavers Overshot Challenge is suitable for individuals, home school classrooms, and weaving guilds. The challenge can be run as an all day or full weekend workshop with the addition of the Weavers Overshot Game Pieces Package. The workshop is intended for each weaving participant to have a copy of the draft solutions book, and access to the digital files after the workshop is over.
The Draft Solutions book has been designed so that it can be printed in black and white or in color at a local copy shop on 8 x 11 inch paper and spiral bound. This approach makes it easy to follow examples and complete the tasks and check your answers to make sure they are correct before going to the loom and weaving.
Along with the instructions for setting up the looms, and the workshop area using the game pack pieces, there are blank sheets for the textile analysis exercises, and treadle to lift plan conversions. The book also contains a chronological bibliography of books on Overshot weaving. (Easy access to a historical overshot research treasure trove.)
The Draft Solutions book makes it possible to weavers who do not use computer programs to access the drafts. No separate pdf file will be required.
The Draft Solutions book also explains how to complete the Weavers Overshot Challenge without the game pieces pack, but we will admit it is much more fun to make use of the special dice, and card decks. One game pack set will handle up to 10 players at a time.
The digital file package contains folders for .wif files for treadle drafts, and Lift Plans. There are Pattern Row Drafts, Tie-up Drafts, Motif Drafts, Combination Drafts, and Sample Motif Builder Draft files. More than 50 files.
Here is a link to a YouTube video about the Weavers Overshot Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPBqh4_jb2Y
This is a digital product only – nothing will be shipped to you. You will receive a link to download the digital files when your payment is processed.